Licence to Cultivate and Produce Medicinal Cannabis - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to grow or cultivate medicinal cannabis. It is important to note that cannabis may only be grown under this licence for medicinal purposes only. You will be required to hold additional licensing with your State or Territory Government if you intend to grow industrial hemp.

There are two kinds of licence you may apply for:

  • a medicinal cannabis licence allows for the cultivation and / or production of medicinal cannabis for the purpose of supplying cannabis product manufacturers
  • a cannabis research licence allows for the cultivation and / or production of medicinal cannabis for research purposes into its medicinal properties.

There are separate licensing requirements for the different licence types.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for one of these licences you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • prove that there is a producer or manufacturer who will buy any raw materials you produce
  • provide details of your business and proposed cultivation site
  • complete the required form
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $7960.00

Application for a cannabis licence

Apply Application All $8580.00

Applications made at the same time for a medicinal cannabis licence and a cannabis research licence that are to authorise activities at the same licensed premises

Apply Application All $3410.00

Application for a cannabis permit

Apply Application All $1090.00

Application for a variation of a cannabis licence that is a simple application according to the variation application classification document

Vary Variation All $5460.00

Application for a variation of a cannabis licence other than an application for a variation of a cannabis licence that is a simple application according to the variation application classification document

Vary Variation All $120.00

Application for a variation of a cannabis permit that is a simple application according to the variation application classification document

Vary Variation All $5460.00

Application for a variation of a cannabis permit other than an application for a variation of a cannabis permit that is a simple application according to the variation application classification document

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Therapeutic Goods Order No. 93 - Standard for Medicinal Cannabis (Opens in new window)
Apply All Variation Application Classification Document - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Act(s) name

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Therapeutic Goods Order No. 93 - Standard for Medicinal Cannabis 2017 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health

Office of Drug Control

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Medicinal Cannabis Section

Office of Drug Control

Department of Health

Operating address: Sirius Building
23 Furzer Street
Phillip, Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9848
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6232 8433
Email: mcs@health.gov.au